Pernell Carthens is reflected in a shop window as he steps across Main Street on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Laurinburg, N.C. after talking with a friend. Carthens is reflected in a window of a vacant business along the once vibrant street. The Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corp. has invested $165,000 to freshen up the store fronts downtown. After power washing and fresh paint, new awnings were installed.
Pernell Carthens is reflected in a shop window as he steps across Main Street on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Laurinburg, N.C. after talking with a friend. Carthens is reflected in a window of a vacant business along the once vibrant street. The Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corp. has invested $165,000 to freshen up the store fronts downtown. After power washing and fresh paint, new awnings were installed. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Pernell Carthens is reflected in a shop window as he steps across Main Street on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Laurinburg, N.C. after talking with a friend. Carthens is reflected in a window of a vacant business along the once vibrant street. The Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corp. has invested $165,000 to freshen up the store fronts downtown. After power washing and fresh paint, new awnings were installed. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

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